Proposition 49: The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program


In November of 2002, California Voters passed proposition 49, the After School Education and Safety, or ASES program which mandated that $550 million dollars each year be made available for Kindergarten through 9th grade after-school programs. These funds would be released only after the state achieved a financial trigger making the release of these funds feasible. These funds began being released in 2006/07 and are administered through the California Department of Education (CDE).